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Changing to post-A Level university entry – why admissions tests are still important

by Andy Chamberlain, 27 July 2020
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In recent weeks, the debate over university admissions procedures has again come to the fore. This has been prompted partly by the impact of Covid-19 on education, but also because of growing concern that admissions based on predicted grades and personal statements can, perhaps unintentionally, disadvantage certain student groups.

Not all assessment is built the same - how can we ensure positive learning outcomes?

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We spoke with teacher and freelance assessment consultant, Verónica Floretta, on her career in assessment and how Cambridge Assessment Network's new online course, A104: Psychometrics in Educational Assessment, has led her to reflect on the best ways to structure tests to ensure positive learning outcomes - not only in high stakes testing but also in the classroom.

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Saul Nassé

Group Chief Executive, Cambridge Assessment

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Tim Oates

Group Director of Assessment and Research